July 20, 2024

Glashütte – Senator Chronometer | (Pre-Basel 2016)

The dark blue dial of the new Glashütte is inspired by the famous marine chronometers of the past with a contemporary elegance. In 2016 the Senator Chronometer appears in a newly designed white gold case with a slim bezel. This ensures not only a generous views of the dial with index and numerals finely engraved in silver with the chemin de fer chapter ring but makes also easier to read the small seconds at 6 o’clock and the power reserve at 12 o’clock.

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The Senator Chronometer also presents the characteristic Glashütte panorama date at 3 o’clock and the day-night display that simplifies the setting of the date positioned in a round opening above the centre: from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening the small circle appears in white, from 6 in the evening on, in black.

The functions are driven by the manual winding Calibre 58-01. Among its features is a refined second-stop mechanism: when the crown is pulled out, the time display stops and the seconds hand is reset to zero and held there; simultaneously the minute hand jumps ahead to the next full minute index.

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As the crown is turned to set the time, the hand jumps to the next minute index, thus ensuring that the correct relationship between seconds and minutes is maintained.

A sapphire crystal case back permits to admire the classic features of the Glashütte art of watchmaking: the famous three-quarter plate, screw-mounted gold chatons and hand-engraved balance cock.

A blue alligator leather strap with a white gold foldover clasp rounds out the elaborate form of the new Glashütte Senator Chronometer.

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